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Rule-based assistance to brain tumour diagnosis using LR-FIR
Nebot Castells, M. Àngela; Castro Espinoza, Félix Agustín; Vellido Alcacena, Alfredo; Julià Sapé, Margarida; Arús, Carles
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Llenguatges i Sistemes Informàtics; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. SOCO - Soft Computing
This paper describes a process of rule-extraction from a multi-centre brain tumour database consisting of nuclear magnetic res- onance spectroscopic signals. The expert diagnosis of human brain tumours can benefit from computer-aided assistance, which has to be readily interpretable by clinicians. Interpretation can be achieved through rule extraction, which is here performed using the LR-FIR algorithm, a method based on fuzzy logic. The experimental results of the classification of three groups of tumours indicate in this study that just three spectral frequencies, out of the 195 from a range pre-selected by experts, are enough to represent, in a simple and intuitive manner, most of the knowledge required to discriminate these groups.
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Informàtica::Aplicacions de la informàtica::Bioinformàtica
Brain tumors
Decision support systems
Rule extraction
Fuzzy Inductive Reasoning
Brain tumours
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Medical decision support systems
Cervell -- Tumors
Sistemes d'ajuda a la decisió
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